Visa Screen Certificate / CGFNS - page 68

Visa Screen Certificate is required by all foreign nurses wishing to obtain a green card to work in the US, as well as any type of temporary work permit, such as the Nafta TN Visa for those from... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    If you marry a USC (as long as not same sex as the US currently doesn't recognise same sex marriages) then yes it is easier to get a immigrant visa however marry for the right reasons not the wrong ones
  2. by   munkypants
    if marriage happens it happens...this id rather do on my own, reduces the dependancy rather a lot i guess we'll just go wherever the wind carries us until things are processed....theres worse lives to lead!
    thanks for the info
  3. by   cathy12
    Hello to all of you. I'm just a newbie here. I'm very happy to read some of the post here in the forum. It was all very helpful. I have a few questions regarding nclex,ielts and a tourist visa. Can somebody help me and advice me on what to do. I have a friend who is a licensed nurse here in the Philippines. He took the califonia nclex exam last July 2010 but unfortunately he failed. He applied to another state (New York). The CVS result is not yet released and at present the status of his CVS application says that it is still "waiting for approval". He is waiting for almost 8 months now for the result of CVS to be released. He is planning to go to the US this coming July 2011 using tourist visa while waiting for his CVS result to be released so he can apply already for NY NCLEX exam. He is also planning to take the nclex and ielts in NY. My questions are:

    1. Is it possible for him to complete all the legal documents and take all those exams in 6 months time? because he is only using a tourist visa.
    2. Is it possible for him to look for an employer in 6 months time that could sponsor him either in the hospital or home care setting when he was able to passed all the said exams?
    3. He is planning to obtain a working visa while in the US. Is it possible?
    4. How long is the processing time of a working visa if he was able to obtain one?

    Thank you very much in advance for all the helpful answers that you are going to provide. All your answers would be of a great help. God bless all of you.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from cathy12
    hello to all of you. i'm just a newbie here. i'm very happy to read some of the post here in the forum. it was all very helpful. i have a few questions regarding nclex,ielts and a tourist visa. can somebody help me and advice me on what to do. i have a friend who is a licensed nurse here in the philippines. he took the califonia nclex exam last july 2010 but unfortunately he failed. he applied to another state (new york). the cvs result is not yet released and at present the status of his cvs application says that it is still "waiting for approval". he is waiting for almost 8 months now for the result of cvs to be released. he is planning to go to the us this coming july 2011 using tourist visa while waiting for his cvs result to be released so he can apply already for ny nclex exam. he is also planning to take the nclex and ielts in ny. my questions are:

    1. is it possible for him to complete all the legal documents and take all those exams in 6 months time? because he is only using a tourist visa. it may be possible to take nclex whilst in ny however i am not sure if it is possible to sit ielts in the us
    2. is it possible for him to look for an employer in 6 months time that could sponsor him either in the hospital or home care setting when he was able to passed all the said exams? he could look for a employer however with the current us job situation and many us nurses struggling to find work i believe he will find it very hard to find a employer
    3. he is planning to obtain a working visa while in the us. is it possible? work visa generally requires experience and again with us nurses struggling i think he will find it hard
    4. how long is the processing time of a working visa if he was able to obtain one?currently h1b visa is file now and wait interview and can not start working until oct at the minimum if once is approved and issued.

    thank you very much in advance for all the helpful answers that you are going to provide. all your answers would be of a great help. god bless all of you.
    see answers in blue. your friend must be prepared to return home, he must be prepared to find it hard to find a employer
  5. by   cathy12
    Hello Silverdragon 102.

    Thank you for your reply.. This would be a great help for me and my friend. I have some few questions again regarding this matter.

    1. If in case my friend wasn't able to find an employer in NY do you think the best thing to do is just to go home here in the Philippines or just extend his stay as tourist?

    2. In this time of recession do you think having a good and reputable agency that could possibly help him look for an employer in NY is the best thing to do?

    3. How long is the waiting time for NY nclex application? is his 6 months stay in NY enough to complete all the requirements and sit for the exam?

    Thank you very much for your reply. God bless.. =)
  6. by   Bigaustin
    I must confess, you are doing wonderfully well here. Please i need some information about my present status now. I am about to register for CGFNS Certification Program along with Toefl, but just few hours ago i checked at the website of Illinois board of nursing just to discover that they require CES. Please what should i do. Also advice if i can change the state i am applying to, or i should just take the exam so that i can qualify for the visa screen. But my fear is that will Illinois still consider my CP Certificate to enroll me for nclex. Finally, how long can it take me to process the entire thing, i mean taking cgfns and toefl with visa screen before i can travel to the US. Thanks in anticipation
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Bigaustin
    I must confess, you are doing wonderfully well here. Please i need some information about my present status now. I am about to register for CGFNS Certification Program along with Toefl, but just few hours ago i checked at the website of Illinois board of nursing just to discover that they require CES. Please what should i do. Also advice if i can change the state i am applying to, or i should just take the exam so that i can qualify for the visa screen. But my fear is that will Illinois still consider my CP Certificate to enroll me for nclex. Finally, how long can it take me to process the entire thing, i mean taking cgfns and toefl with visa screen before i can travel to the US. Thanks in anticipation
    CGFNS exam is only required by a handful of states and may not be accepted, best way to find out is contact the state. personally if you do not have to do CGFNS exam I wouldn't do it but the end decision is yours.

    What visa do you have to live and work in the US? Look on an average processing time with the state of 4-6 months before eligibility to sit NCLEX and a couple of more months wait for vsc
  8. by   anaklod
    Hi to all nurses!
    My name is Ana, from NY, passed NCLEX and recieved a NYS license 2 weeks ago.Now I'am looking for a sponsor for H1B.A question is abour VSC -I need to retake the IELTS.
    May I register now in CGFNS, before retaking the IELTS?
    How much time it tskes to get VSC?
    Should I continue to search a sponsor or I have to wait for VSC?

    Thanks.
  9. by   anaklod
    Anybody?
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Yes you can apply for vsc now but they will not issue it until all requirements have been met
  11. by   lei_24
    Hi guys. I'm a Filipina registered nurse. I passed NCLEX State of California last September 2008. It says to my pass letter that my application will be considered abandoned and my file will be destroyed if I cant provide SSN within three years. What does that exactly mean? What happens once my file is destroyed?

    Another thing. my IELTS is due to expire this July and I haven't applied for visa screening. If I apply for visa screening after September 2011, provided that I have acceptable IELTS bandscore, can I still use my NCLEX?

    What do you guys think should I do? Retake my IELTS and get acceptable bandscore then apply for visa screening? Or don't be in such a rush and just wait for an employer willing to help me process my documents? I'm really worried about my NCLEX. Thanks a lot!
  12. by   ichiepoh
    hi i have a question regarding my visa screening in in my application on my visa screening. I have passed my NCLEX examination in the state of California. so currently, I do not have a license for validation for I have not yet acquired a valid U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) and it is needed in order to have a permanent RN license issued and validated.

    I think I made a mistake in filling it as my license to be VALIDATED and since a copy of my test results can verify my passing of nclex. how Can I delete it in my file? If not, what action should I do? I registered online and already paid the necessary fee.
  13. by   companisbiki
    Do BSN students educated in the US also have to the visa screening after they graduate and do their OPT?

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